Posts Tagged ‘ocean ave’

The difference is, there are fences in adulthood to keep out everyone else. You remember what to do … walk away and pretend it doesn’t bother you.

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one panel

This sculpture, made of three painted plywood panels, sits where Parkside meets Ocean Avenue, at one corner of Prospect Park. (The park, being an irregular shape, has more than four corners.) The paintings show historic Brooklyn through a combination of portraits, architecture, storefronts, and signage. This one is of downtown Brooklyn and the Fulton Street shopping area.

the bigger viewThough it’s nothing more than rumor, I still like to think that E.J. Korvette’s got its name from Eight Jewish Korean War Veterans. The discount department store chain began to decline in the mid-1960’s, was eventually sold to a French corporation, and breathed its last breath in 1980. Though Junior’s remains at the corner of Flatbush, the Fulton Street landscape is now dominated by sneaker, phone, and low-budget clothing stores.

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we were there

It’s all about the party – glittery bikinis, feathers, hanging out, and cops closing off the streets to traffic.

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